Top positive review
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on 6 July 2012
Having ummed and ahhhed about buying one of these for some time, I decided to take the plunge. This is an outstanding device and I am dead impresswed with it's functionality. Wifi is available at my workplace, and most places I visit for social reasons tend to have free wifi as well. It is not a device for research or extended web browsing, but is ideal for grabbing information, sending a quick email, and receiving emails. The main reason I opted for an iPod touch is for the wease of use of using Facetime to talk with friends and family both in the UK and abroard. The quality of the picture and sound is fine for video calls.
The iPod Touch charges quickly from a mains charger or using the cable connected to a computer. Typically the battery lasts a few days for me, but if used heavily the battery life is about 7 hours.
A couple of nice surprises too. The Amazon Kindle App works really well - I am astonished that I actually use this more than my Kindle. And using Reader in safari really enables web page content to be accessed.
The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that I miss incoming Facetime calls regularly as I can't hear a ring tone, or hear a notification. I have assiduously been through the instruction manual attempting to find a fix, but to no avail. Online forums also seem to show that this is not an isolated problem.
A fantastic portable device for accessing public wifi hotspots.